All year round
Dates
4 / 10
Physicality
+/- 9 Hours
Duration
6+
Age
Aveiro, Paiva
Location

from 90€ pp

Cross the second Worlds Longest Suspension Footbridge, walk the Paiva Walkways, visit Aveiro, the so called Venice of Portugal, and Costa Nova!

The Paiva Walkways is a stunning 7 km boardwalk zig-zagging down along the left bank of Paiva river at Arouca Geopark, a UNESCO Geological site.

New Feature: the second Longest Suspension Footbridge in the World called Arouca 516! It spans 516m-long (1,692ft) across the valley and hangs 175m (576ft) above the Paiva River.

NOTICE: the bridge ticket is optional! If you dare to cross it, tick the add-on box “Arouca 516 Bridge Ticket” at the check out. It costs 10€pp.

After the walk, another highlight of our day: a delicious meal at a typical restaurant with panoramic views. (meat, fish or vegetarian options available).

Time to enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the so called “Portuguese Venice” – the beautiful city of Aveiro!

We’ll explore the old quarter, wander through the main squares, see the fish market and taste one of city’s delicacies: sweet-eggs!

Once in Aveiro, a boat trip over the canals is a must do! You`ll board on a “moliceiro” – the traditional river boats – and discover the charming city through the canals.

Last but not the least, the famous haystacks of Costa Nova! See the magnificent fishing village with its wooden houses in bright striped colors.

PICK UP/DROP OFF At your hotel (city center) or at meeting point: Rua de Sá da Bandeira 68
START AT / END 8:00 am / 6:00-6:30 pm (approx)
INCLUDED
Pick up/drop off at your hotel/lodging (if in city center)

Transport by top class minivan (small group: max 8 people)

Paiva Walkways tickets

Traditional lunch

Boat ride at Aveiro canals and sweet-eggs tasting

NOT INCLUDED
Personal expenses
The Arouca 516 Footbridge ticket (choose add-on)

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions

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Detailed itinerary

  • Meet at your hotel (if in city center) or at meeting point: Rua de Sá da Bandeira 68 and set of towards Arouca town;
  • The Paiva Walkways;
  • The Arouca 516 Footbridge (optional)
  • Traditional lunch at Arouca;
  • Drive to Aveiro;
  • City center and fish market;
  • Boat ride at the Aveiro canals;
  • Visit to Costa Nova.

Return to Porto.

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End of the Tour


The paiva walkways
people hiking at the paiva walkways
arouca 516 bridge
Arouca 516
the paiva walkways stairway and river
the paiva walkways along the river paiva
Art Nouveau buildings in aveiro and the moliceiros boats
Aveiro canals
Aveiro tour
aveiro tour

Tour Reviews

4.99 based on 291 reviews
ennetours
22/09/2022

Maravilloso!
Nuestra parte favorita del tour fue conocer a Norberto , gran guía y gran profesional , muy atento en todo momento. Nos llevó a comer a un restaurante casero y tradicional donde comimos una carne en cazuela de barro buenisimo .La excursión a aveiro y costa nova fue breve pero bonita , ideal para tomarte una bonita foto 😊 recomendada al 100 por cien …

20/09/2022

Great experience and great guide. The drive is a bit rough in the narrow roads, but besides that we had a fantastic day. I absolutely recommend this to anyone who is pressed for time but still wants to see a lot of different things.

20/09/2022

Ricardo was our tour guide and he was so hospitable, accommodating and friendly. It was a great day with him as a guide

ennetours
18/09/2022

All correspondence with Getyourguide was spot on. Our guide Ricardo was on time to pick us up, very sympathetic and gave explanations in French and English for the entire duration of the trip (TOP!). The PAIVA walks are really fun to do and the 516m suspension bridge is the icing on the cake. We had good weather and had lunch together in a small but cosy restaurant. Highly recommended!!!

ennetours
17/09/2022

What an amazing day!
Excellent day trip! Ricardo was punctual, knowledgeable, super nice and a great guide. We saw many amazing things. It was an extremely enjoyable day. Highly recommend doing this tour as it gets you out of Porto so you can see other wonderful parts of Portugal.

ennetours
17/09/2022

Die Tour ist absolut empfehlenswert, vor allem mit einem Guide wie Norberto von Enne Tours. Man sollte wen möglich alle Touren mit ihm machen. Er hat ein sehr breites gefächertes Wissen und konnte jede unserer Fragen beantworten.
Man hatte bei ihm auch nie das Gefühl, daß man von einer Attraktion zur nächsten im Eilschritt unterwegs ist und ein Standardtext runtergeleiert wird.
Es war alles sehr individuell, und man hatte auch immer genügend freie Zeit für private Erkundungen.
Kurz zu meiner Frau und mir: Wir sind beide um die 60 jung, waren selbst 20 Jahre im Tourismus tätig ( Ägypten, Malediven, Philippinen ), die Bewertung ist aber trotzdem subjektiv, da jeder andere Vorlieben hat.
PS: Deutsch wird nicht gesprochen, nur Englisch.
Aber wer in Deutschland spricht portugisisch.

ennetours
16/09/2022

great tour, very interesting, we had so much fun. Crossing the Aviero Bridge with breathtaking views and walking up the long staircase was pure adventure. our guide shared so much information with us. We had an unforgettable day. I can only recommend it, definitely experience it

ennetours
16/09/2022

Great Tour!
It was such a great experience, if you want to see countryside and be outside of the city that the excursion to go. The trip was very well thought trough and organized. Our tour operator Norberto was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was also an option for people who can’t walk 8 km, but you still need to be able to walk at least 4km 🙂 Lunch at the local restaurant was one of the best we had in Portugal. Thank You so much, we had a great time.

14/09/2022

Just back from the most amazing trip! Norberto took excellent care of the whole group and was super knowledgable of the area. I thought going during a rainy day would change the experience but it was absolutely amazing. The suspension bridge, walkways, views and boat tour were fantastic. Lunch was excellent and plenty of food for everyone which was much needed after the long walk! Thank you for creating a magical tour of this beautiful area.
Absolutely loved it! Obrigada!

ennetours
13/09/2022

Our guide, Norberto, was very kind with explaining everything before the tour actually started, even though there is all the information written when placing the booking. The Auroca bridge can be easily walked in a few minutes, although the Walkways took around 3 hours for sure. It was a pretty smooth walk, except for the few stairs there are going up/down. Would definitely recommend going as it was very relaxing and we loved every minute of it. In addition, Norberto took us to a very nice restaurant and the food was delicious!

ennetours
08/09/2022

The best walk ever!
The most amazing experience, perhaps the best walk I have ever done, first class service from our guide Norberto, the meal was beautiful, mama’s home cooking. Overall I couldn’t recommend this enough, if you are in the Porto area you must go.

ennetours
08/09/2022

Brilliant! Going across the suspension bridge ad making it to the end of the walkway in good time. Ricardo (guide) was great and had a wealth of knowledge. Would thoroughly recommend this tor, even though it was a long day.

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